Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, November 4. All are welcome to discuss the topic The fight against police brutality, past and present.

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This edition of the Suds, Snacks and Socialism forum is presented by The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression, a group formed in 2010 after the one-day shutdown of the Port of Oakland demanding Justice for Oscar Grant.

Since then, the committee has been involved in struggles for justice for families of victims of police violence, opposition to police attacks on rallies and demonstrations, and assisting the International Longshore and Warehouse Union #10 with May Day rallies.

On hand to discuss the history of the committee, the increased militarization of the police, the fight against the fake science of “excited delirium” to justify abuse by police, and the ongoing gross police violence in Vallejo and Antioch will be the following panelists:

  • Melissa Nold, civil rights attorney in Vallejo, California;
  • Robert Collins of the Angelo Quinto Foundation; and
  • a representative of Stop Cop Campus in San Pablo, California.

Serving as moderator is Marsha Feinland of PFP.

The program will start promptly at 2:30pm PT and is expected to wrap up by 4:30pm. For more information, write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for login instructions.

Please support the Starry Plough by ordering food and/or drinks. Please try to arrive early to place your order so that you do not miss any of the presentations. An open discussion will follow the presentations. We will be accepting donations which will be divided among the sponsoring organizations.

This forum is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party and Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change. The forum is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace & Freedom Party or our fellow co-sponsors.

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